Bendy Bodies podcast: no.67

Bendy Bodies podcast no. 67. Released May 11th, 2023

Eating disorders are complicated and not uncommon in artistic athletes. Common comorbidities of symptomatic joint hypermobility (SJH), like mast cell activation disorder (MCAD) or gastroparesis, may contribute to disordered eating, which can spiral into an eating disorder. For years, eating disorders have been stigmatized and dismissed by many in the health community.

To discuss this difficult topic, Bendy Bodies sat down with Dr. Jennifer Gaudiani, MD, CEDS-S, FAED, and founder of the Gaudiani Clinic for Eating Disorders.

Dr. Gaudiani shares how she became so passionate about caring for this complex population and the importance of understanding her patient’s stories. She talks about why there’s such a stigma around eating disorders and how she’s working to change that.

We discuss why this topic is so important for those with SJH and cover possible eating disorder mimickers. We break down definitions and explore possible predictors of eating disorders.

Dr. Gaudiani shares the aspects of treatment that she has found vital, and offers tips on how to speak to someone you suspect may have an eating disorder. Finally, she reveals ways to find experts for getting the help needed for an eating disorder.  Learn more about the Gaudiani Clinic here.

For physicians, dance teachers, coaches, and anyone struggling with an eating disorder, this episode is a valuable look at a difficult topic.
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